I write. I write a lot. I write on my hand if I have to. I also love to write with a partner and that partner happens to be my mom. As strange as that may sound, it’s awesome, because we have this amazing shorthand that’s already built-in and we have very complementing sensibilities. She also makes a mean sandwich.
We have written a handful of scripts together, but ‘No More Lies’ is the one we took our time with and have a true connection with.
We always gravitated to a story that explored how ordinary people, who were faced with brutality, loss and unflinching odds, could rise to the occasion and survive the hand they were dealt. Not on their own, but with the help of another. In our case, it’s about a man who has lost his past and a young girl who has no future… but together, they have all they need.
This raw and brutal, yet beautiful love story needs a location to match. New Orleans is perfect. I’ve spent time there, every year, for the past twenty-five years. New Orleans drips with history, creating a place full of magic. It’s a city that loves music and understands the role it plays in the highs and lows of life. It also has a feeling of freedom and danger.
Emotional storytelling inspires and these are some of the films that have influenced us: Luc Besson’s ‘The Professional’ for the relationship between the Natalie Portman and Jean Reno characters, David Fincher’s merciless tone in ‘Se7en’, Debra Granik’s tale of a heroic rites-of-passage in ‘Winter’s Bone’ and Jeff Nichols’ coming of age in ‘Mud’.
Filmmaking is a team sport. Join us.
Sean Doyle - Director